Technical Officer, Essential Medicines

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This is a P-4 contract. This kind of contract is known as Professional and Director staff. It is normally internationally recruited only. It's a staff contract. It usually requires 7 years of experience, depending on education.


The salary for this job should be between 124,174 USD and 160,097 USD.

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Health system strengthening for achieving the goals and targets of universal health coverage (UHC) is a priority in Indonesia. Within the overall mandate of WHO's work in Indonesia on UHC, the health system unit supports relevant government bodies and stakeholder to increase access to and improve the rational use of safe, efficacious and quality of medicines and other health technologies in Indonesia The WHO South East Asia region identified as flagship priority areas of work in the South East Asia region1) “Universal Health Coverage(UHC) - focus on human resources for health and essential medicines” and 2) “Building national capacity for prevention and control of antimicrobial resistance”. In order to support these strategic areas of work the main objectives of the WHO Indonesia health system unit to:Provide technical assistance to national activities/programmes concerned with the development and implementation of national medicines and medical product related policies, strategies. Provide technical assistance to strengthen national regulatory system for medicines and other medical products and coordinate technical support provided by regional and headquarter units of WHO and/or other technical partners. Support national capacity development activities related to the management of essential medicines and other health technologies; including national systems for selection (including health technology assessment), procurement, distribution and appropriate use. Support and coordinate with other technical units the activities relevant to improving the use of antimicrobials as prioritized in the National Action Plan on Antimicrobial resistance of Indonesia. Produce national reports and other publications in the above areas. Coordinate and ensure necessary linkages within the country office and across departments of the Regional Office to ensure comprehensive approaches to address the above agenda in Indonesia.


Under the direct supervision of Team Leader Health System, and overall guidance from the WHO Representative, the incumbent will support activities in the following areas:

Provide technical support to national counterparts for national activities/programmes related to updating/ development of national medicines and other medical product/ health technologies related policies, strategies and planning and executing their implementation.

In coordination with regional and headquarter units of WHO and other partners support and coordinate regulatory system strengthening support to be provided to national regulatory agencies, responsible for ensuring efficacy, safety and quality of medicines and other medical products in Indonesia.

Facilitate WHO's support to capacity development of national counterparts to improve the management of essential medicines and other health technologies at national and subnational levels and strengthen relevant national systems/ institutions/ programs.

Support and coordinate with other technical units the activities related to the monitoring and optimizing of the use of antimicrobials in humans through national/local antimicrobial stewardship programs; support annual national level monitoring of antimicrobial consumption and raise awareness to achieve behavior change regarding the optimal use of antibiotics both by health professional and patients/consumers.

Contribute to the production of national reports and other publications in the above areas. Coordinate and manage communications within the country office and across departments of the WHO South East Asia Regional Office; headquarter to ensure comprehensive approaches to address the above agenda in Indonesia. Perform other duties as assigned by the WHO Representative.



Essential: Advance university degree in pharmacology and/or pharmacy Desirable: Post graduate degree in public health or a related field.


Essential: At least seven years of relevant experience, some of which should have been obtained in an international context in the health / pharmaceuticals sector. Demonstrated capacity in medicines and medical product related policy development and/or their strategic implementation and/or medicines/medical product regulatory system strengthening.

Desirable: Experience in working with international technical agencies supporting pharmaceutical system development in countries in Asia and developing technical reports and policy/ strategy documents. Professional and hands- on experience in health care product policy development and management.


Proven capacity in networking sensitively, cooperatively and productively with multiple stakeholders. Proficient in use of word processing, publishing (including web publishing), spreadsheet and project planning software.

WHO Competencies

Teamwork Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences Communication Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond Moving forward in a changing environment

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English. Desirable:


WHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 74,913 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 2310 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children.


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